The New Workplace Weekly Digest 7/11

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Every Friday, we prepare for you a short digest with news covering subjects related to employee engagement, collaboration, organizational culture, knowledge sharing, leadership and the future of work.

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Here’s this week’s brief:

Which to build – trust or influence? How about…

…storytellers. Trust is a delicate thing in the world of the social internet. When employees learn how to convey the corporate story, mission and message, they become something more – brand ambassadors; an asset that can help build trust and influence. Read more on how companies can leverage influence to create trust.

Anytime, anywhere workers of today (that’s you) need…

…collaboration tools. Studies show that workplace technologies, devices and working habits are drastically different from a couple of decades ago. For example, many employees need to share info regardless of where they are geographically. For best results, collaboration is key, and using tools that facilitate it will benefit the entire team. Read more on why social tools and collaboration are key to your business.

Work on many fronts at once.

Always be results-driven. Pay attention to both leaders and followers. Robert “Jake” Jacobs has seven tricks in his toolbox to help you make big changes quick and permanent. Hate it or love it, change is something that companies can’t escape, so do your best to help your employees adapt.

You expect the best from your employees…

…but they also need something from you. Ken Lin, CEO at Credit Karma, knows how to keep his experts working for him. In the last seven years, he’s lost only 6 out of 100 employees. Here are his three tips on how to retain your most valuable employees – yes, culture is one of the three!

Does questioning get penalized at your workplace?

Quandora believes that the opposite should be the case. Asking questions should be seen as a great way to start dialogue and improve the status quo. The practice should be encouraged, respected and expected. By promoting a culture of questioning, employees will be able to openly challenge each other to find the best answers, placing accuracy and collaboration above hierarchy. Learn from successful companies like Zappos to see how leaders can commit to this culture and increase overall expertise.

Happy Knowledge Sharing!

Looking for a great way to ask questions and build knowledge with your co-workers? Quandora enables simple, efficient knowledge sharing with your team, way more fun than a mailing list or a forum. Try Quandora

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